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Earth Hour

Each year, around the globe, millions of people, businesses, and landmarks set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights, and make noise for climate change action.
Individuals, businesses and cities in 188 countries and territories worldwide joined Earth Hour to speak up for nature and inspire urgent action for the environment. Thousands of landmarks switched off their lights in solidarity for our planet. Individuals pledged their support for the planet, challenging world leaders to push the preservation of nature up the global agenda.

Ester Asin, Director of WWF’s European Policy Office, called upon the EU to be a leader in a New Deal for Nature and People. The EU can and must lead in this international commitment to stop the loss of nature and to restore our natural resources.

In Brussels, WWF’s European Policy Office interviewed each Head of Unit about what the EU needs to do to become truly sustainable and meet its environment and climate targets:

The EU must be a champion for nature protection

Andreas Baumüller, Head of Natural Resources at WWF's European Policy Office, is calling on the EU to be a champion for nature protection.

Europe MUST reach net zero emissions by 2040

Imke Lübbeke, Head of Climate and Energy at WWF's European Policy Office, is calling on the EU to lead cutting its greenhouse gas emissions.

Money needs to be used to protect, not harm, the planet

Sébastien Godinot, Economist at WWF's European Policy Office, is calling for EU sustainable finance policies to make sure the financial system becomes fully sustainable.

 

EU must support sustainable development around the world

Margherita Solca, Senior EU Development Policy Officer at WWF's European Policy Office, is calling on the EU to support sustainable development both at home and in other parts of the world.

Politicians must prioritise the well-being of people & planet

Tycho Vandermaesen, Head of Public Affairs at WWF's European Policy Office, is calling on EU political representatives to prioritise the well-being of people and planet. The EU must be a leader in the global adoption of a #NewDealForNature and People.

Time for the EU to commit to saving our ocean

Janica Borg, Marine Protection Policy Coordinator for WWF's European Policy Office, is calling on the EU to ensure legislation protects the diversity of our ocean, keeps our fishing nets full, and makes sure our sea food products are legitimate and safe.

​​THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN EARTH HOUR!

Join us again next year on Saturday, March 28, 2020, 8:30PM your local time.